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Idaho Day Care Rules – Should They Be More Strict?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Idaho and other States, there are day care laws and regulations that day care centers must follow. Each State has its own regulations. Some States put in strict regulations while other States put in minimal regulations. Some child safety advocates and experts believe that Idaho’s day care regulations are minimal in nature and need to be changed. In particular, Idaho day care centers will 6 or free children enrolled in the day care program are not required to obtain a license. For larger day care centers in Idaho, licenses are required to be renewed every 2 years. According to a day care center study State by State, Idaho ranked 52nd in the nation (included Puerto Rico and Guam standards as well). See Idaho Day Care Standards – Where Do They Rank?

Day Care Centers in Idaho and other States have a duty to provide a safe educational environment to children under their care. Whether the regulations are strict or lax, the day care center in every State has a duty to refrain from being negligent or careless in the provision of supervision and care to the children. Unfortunately, children are injured in day care centers when there is a lack of ongoing and consistent supervision or when the facility or grounds are not maintained for the safety and well being of the children.

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